Computer experts have censored the promotional film for Beyonce's new single Run The World (Girls) to hide footage of her making an obscene hand gesture.
The former Destiny's Child star unveiled the video for the track on Thursday (19May11) after teasing fans with a countdown on her website.
But there was a shock in store when the promo was finally made available - the Crazy in Love hitmaker courts controversy by flicking her middle finger at the camera midway through the track.
Technical experts have used pixelation to blur the image in a bid to skirt censorship laws and avoid a broadcast ban on the promo.